Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in Kerala, police decides to accept complaints through online

South India

With a spike in numbers of COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the state police have decided to receive complaints through online to avoid public from visiting police stations physically.


'It is important for police stations to take complaints online as more COVID-19 cases are being reported in the state," Kerala Director general of police (DGP) Lokanath Behera issued a directive.

"Complaints received online will be resolved as soon as possible. Police also have been advised to reply complainants via digital means," Behera said.

In the backdrop of COVID-19, Kerala police had recently made a series of administrative reforms in policing, major decision being to work with 50 per cent strength in police stations and battalions.

Other measures included avoiding police officers going in group during roll-call, change of shifts, parades and classes. Permission was also granted to police officers to inform junior police personal by phone about their duties and shift timings. 

Recently, Kerala also saw instances of policemen having to go into quarantine. 

Last month, 24 policemen including senior police officials had to go to home quarantine after two constables tested COVID-19 positive in Wayanad district.

In another incident, on May 24 in Thiruvananthapuram, after a remand prisoner tested COVID-19 positive, police personal, who arrested him and the jail officials had to go into home quarantine.

108 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala on Saturday. With this, the tally of confirmed cases in the state rose to 1,807. 

For the first time, the number of active cases in the state crossed the 1000-mark. There are 1,029 COVID patients undergoing treatment in the state.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the state rose to 16. The total number of recoveries stands at 762.

With inputs from ANI

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